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Tiepolo's Hound (2000) [Novel]
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Tiepolo's Hound joins the quests of two Caribbean men: Camille Pissarro--a Sephardic Jew born in 1830 who leaves his native St. Thomas to follow his vocation as a painter in Paris--and the poet himself, who longs to rediscover a detail--"a slash of pink on the inner thigh / of a white hound"--of a Venetian painting encountered on an early visit from St. Lucia to New York. Both journeys take us through a Europe of the mind's eye, in search of a connection between the lost, actual landscape of a childhood and the mythical landscape of empire.

Published with twenty-five full-color reproductions of Derek Walcott's own paintings, the poem is at once the spiritual biography of a great artist in self-imposed exile, a history in verse of Impressionist painting, and a memoir of the poet's desire to catch the visual world in more than words.

Original title: Tiepolo's Hound
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: Tiepolo's Hound

Tiepolo's Hound (2000)
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Language: English

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Tiepolo's Hound (April 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374105877
Pages: 208

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